Prize Winners

Annual Meeting 2017

Prize Winners


  • Ronald Edwards Medal – best scientific oral presentation

Speckle tracking to assess the improvement of myocardial function after off pump coronary artery bypass grafting
Francesca D’Auria 


  • John Parker Medal – best clinical presentation

Quantitative Measurements of Competitive Flow in Left Internal Mammary Artery Bypass Grafts
Pien Spoor


  •  Bob Bonser Aortic Surgery Prize

Effect of Valve-Sparing Aortic Root Replacement on Haemodynamics of the Thoracic Aorta using Patient-Specific Computational Fluid Dynamics
Pouya Youssefi


  • Society Thoracic Medal – best thoracic presentation

The Impact of Day of Surgery on Outcomes from Resection for Lung Cancer within an Enhanced Recovery Programme (ERAS)
David Bleetman       


  • BASO Prize
  • Pathological lymph node involvement is not a predictor of adverse outcomes in patients undergoing VATS lobectomy for lung cancer
    Udo Abah


  • Best Cardiac Surgical Movie

Off-pump coronary artery bypass without intra-coronary shunting: surgical revascularisation for all
M Acharya


  • Best Thoracic Surgical Movie

Video-assisted thoracoscopic bronchoplastic lobectomy
Udo Abah


  • Best Congenital Surgical Movie


  • Best Cardiothoracic Forum Presentation

The effect of a physiotherapy prehabilitation programme on postoperative outcomes in patients undergoing Cardiac or Thoracic surgery
Natalie Lambie


  • Best Cardiothoracic Forum Poster

Does Photo at Discharge (PaD) Reduce Readmissions for Surgical Site

Infections? Learning from Two Large Cardiothoracic Centres.’

Melissa Rochon


  • Best Cardiac Poster

Short and midterm outcome of concomitant surgery for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
F Sertic 


  • Best Thoracic Poster

A pilot study evaluating the role of pre-operative computed tomography in pathological staging of thymic malignancies
B Gordon-McMillan


Patrick G. Magee Student Prize – best student poster presentation


Pat Magee Competition – Oral

1st Place         George Whittaker
Heart transplantation or mechanical circulatory support may be safely deferred for two years in patients with suppressed natriuretic peptide levels

2nd Place        Lisa-Jayne Edwards
Conjunctival Blood Flow in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery

3rd Place        Nikhil Sahdev
Tcf21 is increased in AF human cardiac fibroblasts & ‘fibroblast media’ formulation prevents spontaneous differentiation of human cardiac fibroblasts in vitro


Pat Magee Competition – poster

1st Place         Ben Wald
Angiography after CABG surgery; solving the problem of missing surgical records with a sternal wire code

2nd Place        Hiral Jhala
Clinico-pathological predictors of survival in resected primary lung adenocarcinoma

3rd Place        Aamna Malik
All in the genes: a rare cause of a common thoracic condition

4th Place        Shruti Jayakumar
Medical Student Exposure to Cardiothoracic Surgery

5th Place        Eyal Ben-David
Cadavers or Lectures, How Should Cardiac Anatomy Be Taught?


Pat Magee Competition – ‘Most original or innovative idea’

Ben Wald
Angiography after CABG surgery; solving the problem of missing surgical records with a sternal wire code

Swann Morton “Silver Scalpel Award”

Elizabeth Finn